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Restaurant Rules of Thumb: How Does Your Operation Measure Up to Industry Averages & Standards?
by Jim Laube
Restaurant Rules of Thumb: How Does Your Operation Measure Up to Industry Averages & Standards?A review of several key restaurant industry startup, financial & operational metrics that have proven to be reliable measurements over time. A handy guide for operators planning changes or assessing how they compare to industry averages & standards. . . . more >>


Online Training & Education Options for Your Restaurant
by Allison Wollam
Online Training & Education Options for Your RestaurantThe right employees love using online training systems because they get the information they need to be successful. Online training can have great benefits when it comes to cost, accessibility, flexibility and effectiveness. Managers prefer it and it empowers motivated employees at all levels who are interested in taking on more responsibility. . . . more >>


How to Fire Bad Employees & Avoid Potential Legal Problems
by Barry Shuster
How to Fire Bad Employees & Avoid Potential Legal ProblemsWhen you know it's time to "free up an employee's future" make sure you do it the right way. Learn what legal snares you can step into when firing an employee and how to properly terminate problem employees to reduce your chances of getting into potential legal troubles. . . . more >>


How the Chains Research Restaurant Locations and What You Can Learn From Them
by Howard Riell
How the Chains Research Restaurant Locations and What You Can Learn From ThemAs the old real estate saw goes, the three most important selling points of a property are "Location, location, location." Chains have resources and systems that give them many advantages in site locations, independents wanting to compete need to employ some of the same systems. . . . more >>


Six Proven Practices to Control Your Beverage Costs
by Joe Erickson
Six Proven Practices to Control Your Beverage CostsOverpouring, spills and waste, mistakes and inadequate pricing structures all contribute to beverage cost control problems. No matter the cause, the only way to keep these costs under control is to have proven systems in place in keys areas that alert you when costs spike. The pathway to consistent, robust beverage profits begins with setting prices and ends with the financial statement - and you must have systems in place for each step along the way. . . . more >>


Capturing and Promoting Your Business Via Video
by Amelia Levin
Capturing and Promoting Your Business Via VideoAs the digital era takes over, businesses are finding they can leverage their online "platforms" or brands even further with video. With a little conceptualizing, planning, resourcefulness and due diligence, it is more than possible to create your own video. . . . more >>


What to Seek In Your First or Next Chef Hire
by Joe Abuso
What to Seek In Your First or Next Chef HireThe importance of the actual culinary duties required of a chef cannot be overestimated. But don't underestimate the huge differences between the skill sets -- including kitchen management -- required by the myriad types of foodservice establishments out there. . . . more >>


How to Manage Your Restaurant's Critical Numbers and Avoid Financial Loose Ends
by Chris Tripoli and Jim Laube
How to Manage Your Restaurant's Critical Numbers and Avoid Financial Loose EndsToo many owner/operators are not tracking sales accurately, not posting costs by category correctly, and/or vewing a cash balance at the end of the month as profit. In this article, we discuss how to setup and interpret your financial reports to help you identify how your restaurant is really performing. . . . more >>


Four Things Every Independent Operator Should Know About Restaurant Numbers
by Jim Laube
Four Things Every Independent Operator Should Know About Restaurant NumbersIn this article we review some important financial concepts that are particularly relevant in the current economic environment. If you keep these four items in mind as you manage your restaurant's finances, you'll be in much better control of your business. . . . more >>


Ten Ways to Increase Your Menu Profitability
by Joe Abuso
Ten Ways to Increase Your Menu ProfitabilityFocus on 10 things you can do to increase profitability without lowering the quality of your customers' experience, and in one way or another, actually enhance it. This article scrutinizes 10 aspects of your operation that typically have room for improvement by increasing efficiency and guest satisfaction. . . . more >>


Restaurant Management Agreements: The Advantages and Pitfalls
by David T. Denney
Restaurant Management Agreements: The Advantages and PitfallsManagement agreements can be effective tools in streamlining restaurant operations. They can cover everything, including clearly stated, detailed responsibilities for employee matters. They can also create pitfalls for the unwitting. Here's how to harness their upside and sidestep their downside. . . . more >>


Measurable Improvement: A Three-Phase Approach to Increasing Profits With Food Cost Control Systems
by Joe Erickson
Measurable Improvement: A Three-Phase Approach to Increasing Profits With Food Cost Control SystemsYou absolutely must have systems in place for every phase of your operation. In this article we'll discuss the systems and controls necessary for controlling food and beverage cost, many of which are used by the big chain operators. Used regularly, these systems will help you recognize and reduce your overall food and beverage cost. . . . more >>


How to Have More Productive Preshift Meetings
by Diana Lambdin Meyer
How to Have More Productive Preshift MeetingsAccording to unofficial estimates by industry experts, fewer than 50 percent of independent restaurants have preshift meetings. But the really successful ones usually do. Those who conduct preshifts well all do them a little different, but can agree on two important points for good meetings, keep it short and let others do the talking. . . . more >>


Five Restaurant Repair and Maintenance Best Practices
by Joe Erickson
Five Restaurant Repair and Maintenance Best PracticesGood restaurant managers don't wait for something to break. Here is a review of daily, weekly and monthly repair and maintenance tasks that you can perform to ensure consistency and profits. . . . more >>


Selling Your Restaurant: How to Find & Work With the Right Broker
by Allison Wollam
Selling Your Restaurant: How to Find & Work With the Right BrokerUltimately, you make money in the restaurant business by building a great concept and following and selling the business to an operator who wants to step into a successful business with a history of success. Whether that is your end game for retirement or a steppingstone to your next big project, you need to think about that day. . . . more >>


How to Keep Employee Romances from Becoming a Management Headache in Your Restaurant
by Howard Riell
How to Keep Employee Romances from Becoming a Management Headache in Your RestaurantManaging employees' personal relationships can prove to be a challenge - to say the least - and very expensive if things get out of control. Having a clear, enforceable fraternization policy is important before a situation turns toxic, and if not handled properly, detrimental to your business. . . . more >>


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